The fact that there are so many actually good third-party Predakings bouncing around at the same size bracket probably don't help matters either. I know this'll probably cost 1/3 of what Feral Rex did, but it's still hard not to draw the comparison.
The box pics show the likes of Starscream and Elita with a hodgepodge of random limbs, don't they? That makes me think that they're definitely not planning to give them full teams. I guess you could put Darkwing and Dreadwind with Starscream, Firestar and Moonracer with Elita and Jazz with Inferno, but we'll already be into wave four before we get any more. And we don't know yet who those Voyagers are going to be. For all we know the couple waves could be focused on the Seacons and Pretender Monsters/Dinoking, all retooled from various Dinobots and Terrorcons, with no more random limbs in the pipe at all.Clay wrote:Going by combiner wars as an example, I wouldn't expect all of them necessarily to get full limb sets. However, it is funny to see people on the big boards freaking out and thinking waves 1-3 are the full line. I remember not knowing about Mindwipe in TR until he was nearly released, and he was just wave 3.
I've been waiting for that since they first included Thunderwing in the fan poll. But Hasbro have been hinting that all the POTP Leaders will be Autobots, apparently? So I'm not getting my hopes up too much.Clay wrote:I also had a thought. Titans Return saw the release of Black Shadow as a pre-tool of Overlord, even though Black Shadow was originally the Takara version of Thunderwing. Maybe they've held Thunderwing back so he can be a matrix-bearer in POTP? Black Shadow's chest already opens up, albeit not enough to accommodate the width of the little matrices the current leader figures come with. But if it happens, I CALLED IT.
If they did go this route, my hope would be that they'd tool up a new set of legs for Thunderwing, something to give him a more G1-accurate look. Maybe have it transform into something based on his inner Pretender robot's jet mode? Though I suppose if they want to keep with the theme of the other POTP leaders it'd have to have a robot mode as well.
I would go nuts for a Blue Bacchus that goes well with TR Black Shadow. Crossblades is fine too I guess, but nowhere near as exciting. I tend to forget that he and Vroom even exist.Hound wrote:Hasbro should do a version of Crossblades/Blue Bacchus just because I really want that.